Amazon will close Shakopee warehouse
Amazon informed Minnesota state officials that it's closing its smaller Shakopee sorting center, called MSP5, where 680 people are employed.
Between the lines: Amazon has been closing smaller warehouses across the country as demand for space has subdued after the pandemic surge, per CNN.
Why it matters: The warehouse is set to close March 31. Amazon said all employees are being offered opportunities to transfer to other Twin Cities facilities.
What they're saying: Tyler Hamilton is organizing workers at Amazon's larger Shakopee fulfillment center on Highway 101, called MSP1.
- With recent cuts to the company's human resources department, Hamilton said he's concerned about how Amazon will handle the layoffs and transfers.
Editor's note: This story has been updated to include plans for Amazon workers at the warehouse.
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